Creating Personal Boundaries

Relieving Stress

Creating Personal Boundaries

Personal boundaries are clear rules and guidelines we establish for ourselves within relationships. Boundaries are essential for helping you grow healthy relationships built on trust and respect. Additionally, setting boundaries is a form of self-care because it helps protect your identity and honor your needs as an individual. So, if you have decided that it’s time to set some boundaries...[ read more ]

Dealing with Family Estrangement

Have you limited your communication and interactions with a family member, or stopped them entirely? If so, you’re not alone. According to statistics published by Psychology Today, over 25% of the U.S. population is currently estranged from a family member, and more than 43% have experienced family estrangement at some point during their lives. In many cases, estrangement is necessary,...[ read more ]

A New Season and A New You…

As summer winds down and you prepare to welcome the autumn season, I want you to take a moment to reflect on the months gone by. The transition from one season to the next is the perfect time for self-reflection and renewal. Many of us approach autumn as a time to wind down but I believe it’s the perfect time...[ read more ]

Taming the Inner Critic

Every single human being has two voices battling it out inside their head. The one voice is our champion, encouraging us to feel confident and to reach our fullest potential. Then there’s that other voice. The one that is critical of every move we make. The one that looks at all of our perceived flaws under a microscope and calls...[ read more ]

The Powerful Benefits of Forgiveness

I’m sure we can all agree that we have been hurt by the callous words or actions of another. When this happens, we may find it difficult to forgive him or her. There is a very old saying that says, “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.” This is a warning to people to not act out in...[ read more ]

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented talk therapy that typically ranges between eight to twenty sessions. Mental health professionals, including myself, use it to treat or manage mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety as well as emotional concerns, including stress or grief. It is one of the most common and researched forms of psychotherapy. Research indicates...[ read more ]

Embracing Joy

2023 and the pursuit of joy! This year I have decided to invite more joy into my life. This is not an easy feat considering the innumerable stressors we face each new waking day; However, I believe it is necessary to look for joy in spite of the difficulties we may encounter. Joy is a choice and we must be...[ read more ]

Identifying and Managing Burnout

Stress is an unavoidable part of life. We may find ourselves dealing with far too many responsibilities at the same time. Whether it is working more than one job, sandwiched between taking care of young children and aging parents, or managing family life while going back to school. All of these are good things until it starts to feel a...[ read more ]

Self-Care and Coping Strategies for Today’s World

Self-Care means taking time to do the things you find enjoyable, relaxing, or energizing. It also means taking care of yourself. Self-care can be defined as any healthy, deliberate activity intended to nourish your mental, emotional, and/or physical wellbeing. In order to make self-care a habit, it is important to make it a priority. The first step in self-care is...[ read more ]

Nature for the Soul and Mental Well-Being

In honor of Earth Day, I thought it might be fitting to talk about the role of nature in promoting mental health. Nature stirs our souls and imagination and brings beauty to our everyday lives. But it turns out, nature also brings a slew of benefits to our mental and physical health. Anyone who knows me well, know that I...[ read more ]